Tuesday, September 26, 2006

TOPIC: The Invention of the Microprocessor
I can't resist just one more piece of computer history today...
Intel scientist Ted Hoff designed the "computer-on-a-chip microprocessor" in mid-1968. His idea of a universal processor, instead of custom-designed circuits, was developed while working with an Intel client on calculator chip designs. Hoff's new chip is dubbed the Intel 4004. It was released to the commercial sector in late 1971. This microprocessor invention is credited as the start of the microcomputer industry.

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